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The Lost Leonardo

The art market has become a strange market: paintings are often used as collateral for criminal transactions or purely as investments, stored in secure warehouses. In this way, art becomes detached from its true value and function. This film will be introduced, in English, by Filip Vermeylen, professor of Global Art Markets at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

The Lost Leonardo is a documentary about the Salvator Mundi, the most expensive painting ever sold. In 2005, the painting attracted the attention of two art dealers at an auction. They think they see the hand of Leonardo da Vinci behind the shoddy restoration. They bought it for over a thousand dollars and in 2012 it was presented in London as a real Da Vinci. Art critics are skeptical, but the stakes are high.

In 2017, all records are broken and the buyer pays 450 million dollars. It remains unclear who the new owner is, but it is probably the controversial crown prince of Saudi Arabia. The painting was not seen again after the sale.

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